‘God Bless Goodluck Jonathan, The Last Democrat To Rule Nigeria’ – Fayose...

‘God Bless Goodluck Jonathan, The Last Democrat To Rule Nigeria’ – Fayose Regains Freedom

By Wires Editor | The Trent on November 1, 2018
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Ayodele Fayose, Jimoh Moshood

Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, has been released from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, custody.

His release was reported in realtime on tweet by his media aide, Lere Olayinka on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Mr. Olayinka said the ex-governor would return to court on November 19, 2018.

The former governor’s first tweet slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the killing of Shi’ite protesters in Abuja. In two tweets, Mr. Fayose condemned the killings carried out by Nigerian soldiers and extolled the democratic credentials of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He wrote on Twitter, “Disturbing news about shooting of protesting Shi’ite Muslims. Don’t we have civilised way of addressing protests by citizens of Nigeria?”

“In this country, convoy of a sitting president was attacked with stones in Bauchi, no one was shot. God bless Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the last democrat to rule Nigeria.”

The tweet read: Fayose just regained his freedom. He left the Federal High Court, Ikoyi a few minutes ago.

“We will meet @officialEFCC at the court from November 19, 2018. Thank you Nigerians.”

The Trent had reported that Fayose was last week granted N50 million bail after being arraigned before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on charges of corruption.

The judge asked him to provide a surety who must have landed property in Lagos. The guarantor is also required to have three-year tax clearance in Lagos.

Fayose is facing an 11-count charge bordering on receiving illegal monies to fund his 2014 governorship campaign in Ekiti State, among other allegations of benefiting from proceeds of money laundering.

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